This Sparkling Pear Mocktail is the easiest pear drink you will ever make. Fresh mint is combined with sweet pear juice and soda for refreshing non-alcoholic drink.
You'll love this recipe because:
- It's easy to make with simple ingredients.
- Using pear juice is a great twist with a unique flavor.
- It's non-alcoholic and perfect for bridal showers, baby showers, or just an afternoon mocktail.
- Pairs perfectly with creamy, rich cheeses.
- This recipe is perfect for Whole30 mocktails or paleo diet mocktails.
Just four ingredients make this delicious recipe!
Pear Juice - It's actually not hard to find pear juice. Sprouts sells their own brand, Santa Cruz is another one. My favorite is RW Knudsen which doesn't add anything extra to the ingredients - it's just pears.
Fresh Mint - Typically found in small containers refrigerated with other fruits and veggies. This can also be grown really well at home.
Fresh Basil - Found in the same area as mint, this adds another dimension to the mocktail and pairs well with pear...no pun intended.
Sparkling Water - Soda water or sparkling water adds refreshing bubbles and also keeps the sweetness and calorie content lower, really highlighting the flavors of the herbs.
How to Make
Making this pear drink is super easy with these three steps.
- Start by combining pear juice in a small cup with a few leaves of fresh mint and basil. Muddle together so you can begin to smell the herbs combined with the juice. You can do this with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon.
- Strain the juice into two separate, short glasses and top with ice.
- Fill with sparkling water till full and garnish with basil and mint leaves.
If you want to make this recipe ahead, stop at step two and just strain into a covered container, then place in the fridge. Wait until ready to serve to add ice and top with sparkling water.
Turn This Into a Pear Cocktail
To make this mocktail recipe into a pear cocktail, just add:
- 1 oz vodka or gin
- I recommend Tito's vodka or Hendricks Gin
- Seedlip also makes a great non-alcoholic gin to mix in as well.
Pear Juice Recipes
I know what you're thinking. How can I use up this pear juice if I just make a mocktail for one or two people? Pear juice stores well in the fridge for a while, but here are some other recipe suggestions.
- Wine Free Short Ribs
- Pear Claufouti
- Dutch Oven Pot Roast
- Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie (replace some milk with pear juice for stronger flavor)
More Mocktail Recipes
For more recipes like this delicious pear mocktail, see these posts!
Sparkling Pear Mocktail
- ¼ cup loose packed, fresh basil leaves
- ¼ cup loose packed, fresh mint
- ½ cup pear juice (no added sugar)
- 18 oz plain sparkling water or soda water * I used Topo Chico
- In a glass or bowl, combine 3 tablespoons mint and 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves with the pear juice and smash with a muddler till you can really smell the mint and basil flavor.
- You can either strain the pear juice into two separate glasses or pour it all in with the herbs. I prefer to strain mine, then add the remaining 1 tablespoon of the herbs to garnish.
- Top with topo chico (or soda/sparkling water of choice) and stir.
- Pear juice can be found with other juices at most grocery stores or health food stores.
- See post for suggestions on other recipes that use pear juice!
This post was originally published August 9, 2018 and was updated November 10, 2021 to include new photos, recipe tips, and how to turn this into a pear cocktail.